Tandoori Turkey & Chai-spiced Fruit Cake…

Tandoori Turkey…with masala stuffing. Chai-spiced fruit cake…laced with cardamon, cinnamon and pistachio.  A christmas carol singalong….with a flute & tabla as percussion instruments.

 A true Sheth Christmas.

My grandma was the queen of Christmas – raised by Scottish nannies in India under the British rule, she was a true Anglophile at heart. If it wasn’t for her caramel coloured skin, red bindi on her forehead and colourful sari’s – you could mistake her for Mrs Claus – short, stout and full of life.

Despite her religion being Jainism, she embraced Christmas in every way – she refused to take off her bon-bon party hat all night, would display all her christmas cards on string around her whole house and would who;le-heartedly attempt the high soprano notes in her rendition of ‘Silent Night’.

I truly miss her charasmatic presence at christmas. It really is not the same without her. Nevertheless, even though she is not here physically, her traditions continue…..yes, after this post I will be pasting the turkey with tandoori marinade. Delicious.

On a side note – my mother forced us to take pictures with Santa from birth until I was 21 years old. It started off being cute…but as we all hit our teen years and early adulthood… Santa seemed to be enjoying the photo experience a little ‘too much’ – Santa turned his sleaze on.

Below, I have rounded up some beautiful holiday season images, enjoy…

christmas design

(Image via  thedesignchaser.com)

 

christmas interior design

(Image via curbly.com)

christmas interior design

(Image via dreamywhites.blogspot.nl)

christmas interior design

(Image via regineskreativiteter.blogspot.com)

 

holiday design

(Image via kjerstislykke.blogspot.de)

christmas advent design

(Image via From babble.com)

christmas tree design

(Image via a-wonderful-christmastime.tumblr.com)

 

christmas design

(Image via style-files.com)

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Love N x

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